YUKATA is the japanese summer cotton kimono. People wearing yukata is very common in Japan at fireworks displays, bon-odori festivals, and other summer events.
According to our tour guide, only onsen (hot spring) hotels allow their guests to wear yukata and walk around. You can't simply wear yukata when you are staying in normal hotel!
We stayed in five different hotels every night during our trip, meaning every morning we checked out and checked in another hotel in the evening.
Noboribetsu onsen is one of the most popular hot springs in Hokkaido.We stayed in Mahoroba Hotel tonight, a four star hotel this hot spring area.
The word “mahoroba” means “paradise” in Japanese. Ok, it's photo time! You just need to relax, unwind and enjoy!
Magnificent hotel lobby
Our japanese-style room, super comfy with some free snacks and green tea too!
Basically almost all the hotels have the same size and same design of washrooms, which are very very clean.
And this was the yukata provided by the hotel!
We had a buffet dinner at hotel.
Let's see what they served!
OMG! My favourite CRAB!!!
The most famous kegani (hairy crab). The meat was so wonderfully smooth and soft but a bit tasteless.
Then I conquered the tarabagani (red king crab)
Holding red king crab while eating the zuwaigani (snow crab)...... See my can't-wait-to-finish-all face!
Left only the shell
It's GAME TIME!!!
Pachinko slot machines
We went for a street walk after the dinner to explore what they had in Noboribetsu area.
The street was beautiful!
Crabs in a small market
Fubari rock melon
Many tourists wearing yukata and walked on the street too!!!
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Playing with the soft focus filter of my camera.... so dreamy!
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Onuma Lake 大沼湖
Crowning Glory of Hakodate